Name: WO1 Oscar Clement Mayer III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.5
Date of Birth: 11/22/1949
Home City: Lititz, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 128 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-19/68-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-065
Short Summary: Gunship hit wires put up by the VC and crashed into Saigon River. With WO1 Zappini, SP5 Turner, and SP4 Finch
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08550
Call sign: Gunslinger
Service number: W3162385
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: MANHEIM FAIRVIEW CEM, MANHEIM, PA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/08/1999
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